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April 2018

North CarolinaNTW banquet, Betty Rodriguez lower right in light sweater

At the 2018 National Training Workshop in Portland, ME, March 19-22, NC AgrAbility Partnership was widely represented by the participation of staff, partners, farmers, and students.

Small Farms Week was North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's annual tribute to small-scale agriculture, held March 25-31. NC AgrAbility Partnership staffed a booth were farmers had the opportunity to talk to AgrAbility client Kyle Cashwell about farm safety and how to actively participate in the program. Farmers were also provided with information and demonstrations of adaptive equipment and ergonomic tools that can ease pain and reduce injuries while farming or gardening.

On March 2nd, a program about NC AgrAbility Partnership was broadcast live by the Hispanic radio station, Nueva Vida 880 AM, in Clinton, NC. Clinton is one of the largest areas with farmworkers in NC and information was provided about the program and how farmworkers can connect with resources through NC AgrAbility.

Submitted by Beatriz (Betty) Rodriguez